Shehbaz assures Nisar of addressing reservations

Tuesday, 17 Apr, 2018

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was committed to making South Punjab and Bahawalpur provinces, as evidenced by the passage of a resolution in this regard in the Punjab Assembly.

Both the leaders discussed various political matters, including the chief minister's recent visits to Peshawar and Karachi.

In view of his services for PML-N for last 22 years, the party leader requested him to contest elections from PML-N's platform.

In response to a statement of Maryam Nawaz that her father would decide on whether to award a party ticket to him or not, he said: "Who asked for the ticket".

Nisar's statement came after Nawaz's daughter and upcoming party leader Maryam criticised on Friday that people "not hopeful of getting tickets from the PML-N" want to join rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Shehbaz Sharif has been visiting various areas of Pakistan to meet party workers, and discuss how they can collectively make efforts to properly address and solve issues of the PML-N.

Maryam was likely responding to reports that Nisar may be joining the PTI - PML-N's arch nemesis.

The former interior minister had also reacted strongly whenever someone from the PML-N talked about him winning elections under the party's electoral symbol.

Furthermore, in February it was reported that Nawaz had parted ways with his longtime associate Nisar and made a decision to not extend an invitation to him for the Central Working Committee session.